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From Dust is a game in which the player takes the role of "The Breath", a god-like entity who is in charge of a nature tribe. During the 13 campaign mission (plus 30 challenge maps) he needs to ensure the well-being of his people, e.g. by granting safe passage to another point or by defeating disasters so they can build a village.

The Breath can do only one thing: rearranging the landscape. He absorbs things and spits them out in another place, for example for building a dam with lava rocks. Later in the game he also gets additional abilities like a spell which freezes water. Similar to Populous the tribe people act independently. Parts of the game, especially the challenge maps, are close to puzzle games because of the tight time limits.


From Dust PlayStation 3 Main menu
From Dust Windows You can use lava to build new islands
From Dust Windows At the start of every level, a small band of villagers exit a cave
From Dust Windows Villages can learn the Repel Water ability and then play instruments to ward off even tsunamis!

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From Dust Screenshot A tropical island
From Dust Screenshot A village at night
From Dust Screenshot The tribe
From Dust Screenshot

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games xtreme Xbox 360 Aug 06, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Sep 01, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox 360 Jul 26, 2011 82 out of 100 82 PlayStation 3 Sep 16, 2011 82 out of 100 82
MMGN Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Windows Aug 31, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Cheat Happens Windows Oct 01, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2011 68 out of 100 68
Ironhammers Windows Aug 23, 2011 3 out of 5 60
Splitkick Windows Aug 29, 2011 6 out of 10 60


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